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Also got my violin back last night :) It sounds sooooo nice. Good-quality strings do make a difference. I had forgotten how difficult the 1st violin part to the Bach Double is. Eeep. But I played the Fiocco Allegro! Badly, but I played it!

I haven't lost as much ability as I was afraid I would have. I can still get a pretty nice tone; my fingers have just lost the memory of where exactly the notes are, and how to shift precisely, so I tend to play out of tune. My left hand also has a tendency to collapse around the neck, which is a bad habit I had before that is just worse now. But I'm noticing it, so I can fix it. And I think I have the patience now to get it all back.

I love rediscovering pieces that I had forgotten about - turning the page, mentally playing the music, and going ooooh I remember this! I love this one!

Of course, I had to put Mithril outside while I played to avoid getting my ankles gnawed to death. Poor kitty. *stifles a laugh*


Nov. 28th, 2001 09:32 am (UTC)
left hand
You could always take up fiddling, where left hands are supposed to be wussy. :) I went into a folk-music store when I was considering fiddle lessons (in high school) and the guy behind the counter said: first lesson: grab the violin in one hand, the bow in the other, and make it comfortable. Then play like that. My worst habits on violin were bow-hold and angle issues.

If I ever take up violin again, it will be as a fiddle. I quit violin in high school when they told me I had to learn vibrato next. I don't like vibrato. I've got a spare bridge that I may try sanding down myself, but I'm very lazy. (Maybe once I'm no longer a grad student.)
Nov. 28th, 2001 09:47 am (UTC)
Re: left hand
yeah, I've done some fiddling. I like classical, though :)


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